How Westchester County Was Represented at the 2011 Emmy Awards

So, did any of you watch the Emmys on Sunday? If you did, I'm sorry. We all wasted three hours of our lives (although kudos to the ceremonies for ending on time). Basically, Modern Family won everything, and Jon Stewart picked up the rest. Boring!

Unfortunately, the Lower Hudson Valley is not well represented among the talent in Modern Family. Our ranks were pretty much overshadowed by the sprawling, six-headed Hydra that is the cast of that show. If you're looking for your neighbors' names among the Emmy winners, you're going to be sorely disappointed.

The best I can do is say that, while our local talent wasn't recognized, our local area was.

For starters, Mad Men brought home the statue for Outstanding Drama Series. (You know, the award where Modern Family is ineligible.) It didn't bring home any acting or writing awards, but still walked away with the big prize of the night. And since the Drapers live in Westchester—at least some of them do—we'll take it.

Mildred Pierce is the opposite situation. It doesn't take place in our area, being set in Hollywood. And it didn’t win the big movie or miniseries award—that went to Downton Abbey—just two acting awards for Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce. But the movie was, as we've mentioned,  shot in Peekskill, so we can take that one, too.

Overall, a disappointing turnout from an unexciting awards show. The only really entertaining bit was the bawdy musical medley by the Lonely Island guys, aka Saturday Night Live's Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer. Watch it below.

Hopefully, with the new TV season starting up, next year's Emmys will be a closer horse race to make it a little exciting. What new shows are you going to watch?

Photo Credit: Richard Foreman/ABC

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Marisa LaScala

Marisa LaScala
Elmsford, NY

Articles Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester Magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at, where she is a staff writer.

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